Broncos cancel practice after one player, two staff members test positive for COVID-19

Broncos cancel practice after one player, two staff members
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The Broncos announced they will not practice today or hold in-person activities after one player and two staff members had confirmed positive COVID-19 test results.

The Broncos are scheduled to host New Orleans Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Their facility will be closed today.

In a statement, the Broncos said they will “continue preparations for Sunday’s game remotely with virtual meetings. … Working closely with medical experts and the league office, we will take all steps necessary to ensure the well-being of the players, coaches and staff.”

On Thursday, the Broncos placed quarterback Jeff Driskel on the COVID-19/reserve list, but the team was allowed to practice after they and the league office determined there were no close contacts to Driskel.

The unidentified player will be the sixth to test positive since training camp opened. Fullback/tight end Andrew Beck missed practice time in August, right guard Graham Glasgow missed two games, injured defensive end Jurrell Casey tested positive earlier this month and defensive end Shelby Harris is expected to miss a fourth consecutive game. Additionally, defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is expected to miss his fifth consecutive game with coronavirus and running backs coach Curtis Modkins and offensive line coach Mike Munchak also missed games earlier this season.

General manager John Elway and president/CEO Joe Ellis tested positive earlier this month.

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